WPT Rolling Thunder Main Event Final Table Set

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The first Main tour title of the 2023 World Poker Tour season is about to be determined, as the WPT Rolling Thunder Main Event final table gets underway Tuesday afternoon. The field was a tournament-record 590 entrants, generating a $1,888,000 prize pool and a first prize of $361,660. Alejandro Jauregui is the chip leader going… Read more »

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Smash Hit WPT World Championship to Return in December

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It was a blast – let’s do it again The World Poker Tour has announced the inevitable: the WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas is set to return this December. The most successful and highly-regarded new live tournament in ages is scheduled for November 29 to December 23, putting a cap on Season XXI… Read more »

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World Poker Tour Partners With One Drop Foundation

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The effort to give people around the world access to safe drinking water has taken a step forward, as the World Poker Tour announced a partnership with the One Drop Foundation. “WPT has always committed to giving back to those in need both locally and globally,” said WPT CEO Adam Pliska in a press release.… Read more »

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Eliot Hudon Wins 2022 WPT World Championship

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In one of the shortest World Poker Tour final tables we have seen, Eliot Hudon defeated Benny Glaser heads-up to win the inaugural WPT World Championship and an incredible $4,146,400 first prize. As it would be for most people, it is by far the largest cash of Hudon’s career – he had previously won just… Read more »

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2022 WPT World Championship Day 1B: $15 Million Guarantee Has Already Been Crushed

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The $15 million guaranteed prize pool for the WPT World Championship was ambitious, hyped as the largest-ever guarantee for a live poker tournament. Tournament organizers needed 1,531 entries in order to avoid overlay, which in certain timelines could be a tough ask. Not many $10,000 ($10,400 in this case) tourneys outside the World Series of… Read more »

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Poker Action in Las Vegas, Czech Republic to Close 2022

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Christmas (or Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, or whichever holiday celebration you follow) is just around the corner, but poker isn’t taking any breaks. On both sides of the Atlantic, major tournament schedules are underway. The play in these events should capture the attention of poker’s fandom and keep them entertained up to Santa’s drop down the… Read more »

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Chess Woman Grandmaster Holds WPT World Championship Seat Giveaway, Gives It to Her Boyfriend

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Fun idea gone wrong Poker controversy time! This one won’t have the legs that the “was her pocket vibrating or did she misread her cards” scandal had, but it is interesting, nonetheless. Hell, my wife thought it was interesting, so that’s something. Last week, 22-year-old chess woman grandmaster Qiyu “akaNemsko” Zhou won a WPT World… Read more »

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WPT Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Final Table Set

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The World Poker Tour (WPT) Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open (RRPO) is down to its final six players, each hoping to grab the $785,800 first prize. Holding an overwhelming lead heading into Wednesday’s final table is Andrew Wilson, who, with 33.425 million chips, has over 43% of the chips in play. Despite the gap… Read more »

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